Acer Inc. ’s chairman said he’s close to deciding whether to buy a software developer that would boost the appeal of its products as Taiwan’s biggest computer maker seeks to revive investor confidence and earnings growth.
Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. fell to the lowest in more than nine months after two brokerages downgraded the Apple Inc. supplier on concern that its plan to double wages at its southern China factories will hurt earnings.
Venerable Dharma Master Cheng Yen , 73, leads Taiwan’s largest charity of 120,000 volunteers and teaches Buddhism on her television show. Add to her résumé product tester for Asustek Computer Inc. ’s e-book reader.
Hon Hai Group, the assembler of Apple Inc. ’s iPhones, will raise workers’ salaries by at least 30 percent, more than indicated earlier, after a series of suicides at the world’s largest contract manufacturer of electronics.